Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and included in this book. This is a special volumefilled with short, direct poems about love, death, loneliness, the seasonsthat is imbued with some of the imagery and feeling of Hesse's novels but that has a clarity and resonance all its own, a sense of longing for love and for home that is both deceptively simple and deeply moving.
About the Author
Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was a German poet and novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.